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A Women Ahead of Her Time Constance Barnicoat Grande (1872 – 1922) was a remarkable woman for her time, and one who crammed a range of activities into her...Read more about "Constance Barnicoat"...
Buzz Falconer and the Talisman
Nelson has lost most of its links with the wooden hulled scows that used to take produce around the bay and across the strait to Wellington. While the...Read more about "Buzz Falconer and the Talisman"...
Telegraph Made World of Difference
The South and North Islands were connected by an under-sea telegraph cable across Cook Strait in 1866. Ten years later, the telegraph connection between London and Wakapuaka, Nelson, spanned...Read more about "Telegraph Made World of Difference"...
Early newspapers in Nelson
Charles Elliott was quite unsuspecting when a friend of his approached him back in 1842, telling him of the "English Country Town"1 in a little place called New...Read more about "Early newspapers in Nelson"...
A role in which Maori distinguished themselves, and to which they seemed to be particularly well-suited by their courage and physical prowess, was rescuing people in distress. One rescue occurred...Read more about "Maori Rescues"...
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